Watermans Surfaid paddle

Watermans sunscreen put together a great 6 mile SUP race in Dana Point off Doheney state beach. Conditions were smooth with a slight South swell and Southerly breeze. I decided to paddle a new 14′ Hobie Carbon race board to see how I would fare against the 18′ unlimited guys. Unfortunately each board class started …

Malibu Downwinder SUP race

The Malibu downwinder SUP race was an 8 mile race that started up by the Naval base beach and ended just North of Leo Carillo beach. The race started in the afternoon so that we could get ¬†favorable windy conditions to race in. As the race started, the wind was pretty non existent with a …

Catalina crossing “Ocean challenge” Sup race

Every year at the end of March, there is a race from Catalina island to Dana Point harbor (34 miles). The race starts in Avalon on the South end of Catalina and is open to OC 1’s OC 2’s surf skis and stand up paddler, with each contestant having a chase boat for safety. You …

Go Pro SUP race board self portrait shots

  Ever since I got a couple Go Pro wide angle water proof cameras, I can’t help but take them with me every time I hit the water.   Today I went for a killer paddle outside the Dana Point harbor to enjoy the sunset and get a couple cool self portrait board mount shots. …

2008 Battle of the Paddle

  Gerry Lopez and Sparky used their vision and love for stand up paddling and created one of the largest events in the history of stand up paddling today.   I had been traveling and competing in SUP surfing and race events all Summer and just came back from a SUP surf event in Mexico …